I believe there is an error in the sentence: "mais la majorite des parents inscrivent leurs enfants.
La majority is singular, hence the verb should be "inscrit"
Dictation exercise A2
Although 'la majorité de ', just as, 'la plupart de', are collective nouns meaning a great quantity, it makes more sense to agree the verb with the complement, parents in this instance. It is the parents who register their children at school, not the majority. Sometimes, you will be able to use the singular or the plural depending on whether the stress is on the collective noun or its complement.
La plupart des gens votent quand on leur demande = Most people vote when they are asked to
La majorité des Français a / ont voté pour Emmanuel Macron = The majority of French people voted for E M
La majorité d'entre eux a / ont voté pour Macron = The majority of them voted for Macron
You will even have sentences without complement but as they are implied, the plural will be used -
So no, there's no error in the text.
I read it as "la majorité (of les) = des parents" ...... Therefore inscrivent is correct (Ils / Elles )
The point is (of LES) parents.......
Do you agree?
The search term in English is 'syllepsis' (or zeugma).
In French « syllepse » or « accord sylleptique » are useful (I had to search for it - not something I carry in my head for reference).
Although the same situation applies in English it would be good to add a short paragraph to a lesson on 'collective' nouns and verb agreement to cover this.
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